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Parisite from
East Kemptville tin mine, East Kemptville, Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Species:'Parisite' (not an IMA approved species)
Comments:Interesting brown-cream colored prismatic crystals with excellent cleavage are parisite, a cerium carbonate mineral. Actually, recent microprobe tests have shown that the central parts of the crystals are parisite and the rinds are a cerium phosphate. More identification work is being carried out. These crystals are generally about 5 mm or less, but have been found to about 1 cm. Rarely they will have a dusting of extremely tiny pyrites. Note the undulating growth along the prism and the fat midsection of the rear crystal.
Validity:Believed Valid
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bertrandite1 photo of Parisite associated with Bertrandite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Parisite data
Locality Data:Click here to view East Kemptville tin mine, East Kemptville, Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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